The 4 Step COVA FUE Hair Transplant Process

The 4 Step FUE Hair Transplant Process

FUE Donor Area


FUE Hair Extraction


FUE Hair Grafts


FUE Hair Transplant


The decision to have a hair transplant is a big step and is life changing for many reasons. Not only will it significantly alter your appearance, it will also reshape the way that you see yourself. You will have a newfound confidence and energy that you never knew existed.

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a type of hair restoration procedure where individual hair follicles are removed from a donor area and transplanted to the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. Unlike traditional hair transplant procedures that involve a strip of skin being removed from the scalp, the FUE technique involves extracting individual hair follicles using a specialized punch tool. The extracted hair follicles are then implanted into the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. FUE hair transplant is known for producing natural-looking and permanent results.

FUE Hair Transplant Before & After Patients

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The COVA FUE Hair Transplant Approach

The FUE hair transplant is commonly used as an alternative to other procedures like FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and STRIP.  FUE allows our surgeons to harvest hairs from the nape of the neck for use in the frontal hairline and the crown, as well as for facial hair and eyebrow transplants.

For many of our patients, Follicular Unit Extraction provides optimal results. With the FUE transplant, the recovery time and post-operative discomfort are greatly reduced; leaving the patient the ability to continue their daily routine much quicker.

A FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant involves the following steps:

  • Hairline Design: The surgeon first assesses the patient’s hair loss and designs a natural-looking hairline that suits their face.
  • Donor Site Preparation: The surgeon shaves a small area from the back or sides of the scalp, which serves as the donor site for hair follicles.
  • Extraction: Using a specialized punch tool, the surgeon extracts individual hair follicles from the donor site one at a time.
  • Preparation of Follicles: After extracting follicles, the surgeon carefully sorts and prepares them for the transplantation process.
  • Transplantation: Using a needle, the surgeon creates small incisions in the recipient site and then carefully places the extracted follicles in the incisions. The transplanted hairs blend naturally with the existing hair.
  • Post-operative Care: After the surgery is complete, the patient must follow specific post-operative care instructions provided by the surgeon. This involves avoiding strenuous activities, keeping the scalp dry, and staying away from direct sunlight.

The FUE hair transplant approach is a minimally invasive technique that usually takes several hours to accomplish. FUE has several benefits, including less scarring, a quicker recovery time, and more natural-looking results than traditional hair transplant procedures.

What to expect from COVA FUE?

Hair restoration procedures are specific to each individual. Your Hair Restoration Center surgeon will advise you on which transplant is fitting to you. Working with various methods of FUE, your surgeon will guide you in the process of finding the procedure for your budget and hair loss type. Our comprehensive services, including scalp, eyebrow and facial hair restoration for both men and women will meet all budgets and requirements.

Working with various methods of FUE, your surgeon will guide you in the post-op process and plan. Generally, after a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant, here are the things you can expect:

  • Minor swelling and discomfort: It’s normal to experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days after the hair transplant. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage the discomfort.
  • Scabbing and itchiness: The recipient site may be covered with scabs for several days after the procedure, and it can be itchy as the wounds heal. Don’t scratch the recipient site, as this can damage the transplanted follicles.
  • Redness and inflammation: You may experience some redness and inflammation, which can last up to a week or two. This is a natural part of the healing process.
  • Shedding of transplanted hair: After the FUE hair transplant, transplanted hair will typically fall out within the first two to three weeks, and you may notice little to no hair growth for several months.
  • Gradual regrowth: New hair growth will typically begin around three to four months after the procedure, and full results may be visible within 12 to 18 months.

Our surgeons complete all Follicular Unit Extraction procedures to a world class standard.